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Welsh carers hope we’ll keep saying ‘hello’

We are stepping up our support for a charity campaign for people each lunchtime to open their windows and shout ‘hello’ to their neighbours. We’re continuing to back the initiative to raise awareness of those who remain at home and may be lonely. We provide an invaluable lifeline to the people we visit each day […]

Age UK launches Friend in Need service

We’re thrilled that Age UK has launched its new Friend in Need service for the people of Wales who are aged 70-years-old and above. The service provides free telephone friendship calls for people across the country. Services like this are especially important after the Coronavirus pandemic, when many elderly people have been isolated. They haven’t […]

Feeling lonely during lockdown

If you live alone, it is completely understandable that you might be feeling lonely at the moment. It’s natural when you’re feeling lonely to seek comfort from others, but with social distancing rules, this is difficult. According to the Campaign to End Loneliness, there are 1.2 million chronically lonely older people in the UK. The […]

Combat loneliness with a cuppa

We’re thrilled to see PG Tips has recently launched its ‘Cuppas Taste Better Together’ campaign to help tackle loneliness. We work extremely hard to combat social isolation, especially within the elderly generation. We recently supported The Samaritan’s ‘Brew Monday’ campaign, which urges people to share a brew with a friend or neighbour. PG Tips has […]

We’re supporting ‘Brew Monday’ campaign

We think The Samaritans’ ‘Brew Monday’ campaign is a fantastic way to help tackle loneliness, especially among the elderly, so we’re encouraging the kind folk of Wales to check in on their neighbours, friends or family members and have a cuppa and catch up. This time of year is known for being more depressing as […]

Call for ‘chat benches’ to combat loneliness in Wales

We’re calling for a new initiative to help tackle loneliness and isolation to be implemented in Wales. ‘Chat benches’ have been set up across Somerset by Avon & Somerset Police to help spark conversation between people in the county and we think the idea would work in Wales too. Loneliness and isolation is an epidemic […]

William encourages more men to sign up to become carers

William Betters from our Flintshire office says he wants to break the stereotype that a position in care is more suited to women and is encouraging more men to become carers. The 49-year-old has worked as a care worker for five years. He looks after the elderly and vulnerable in the area. He said: “It’s […]

Spotting the signs of depression in the elderly

According to the Mental Health Foundation, depression affects around 22% of men and 28% of women aged 65 and over. It is estimated that 85% of older people with depression don’t receive any help at all. Older people are more susceptible to depression as they can be lonely and not see friends or family members […]

We’re encouraging people to celebrate elderly on Silver Sunday

We’re encouraging the people of Wales to celebrate the older generation on Silver Sunday (October 6, 2019) in a bid to combat loneliness. On Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Easter and Christmas we urge people to consider spending more time with their loved-ones. However, we need to be ensuring older people feel valued all year […]

Cadbury teams up with Age UK to tackle loneliness

Tackling loneliness and social isolation is important to us. We love to hear about any initiatives and ways that we and the general public can help. More than 1.4 million older people in the UK struggle with loneliness. 225,000 often go a whole week without speaking to anyone. Cadbury is donating the words from its […]